Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 6 9.9/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|L' Hirondelle||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2||Sofabed/childs single put up bed|
Kerabellec has 4 Gites providing a high standard of comfort. Each has its own patio area with garden furniture and a brick built bbq.
The Gites sit in three acres of grounds and the gardens are there to be shared. Also shared is the communal laundry room and the in-ground covered (with retractable cover) heated swimming pool measuring 10 x 5m. The pool is securely fenced and alarmed to meet local safety rules.
The gites are situated on the south facing slope of the valley of the River Tarun, where guests may fish for trout. Kerabellec is situated less than ten minutes by car away from Baud, with small shops, restaurants, three supermarkets and a Saturday market.
La Chapelle Neuve is just one kilometre away and has a convenience store and tennis court. The many beaches of Southern Morbihan are easily accessible on excellent roads, taking about 35 minutes to reach the closest. Southern Brittany is noted for its many golf courses, the closest is near Pontivy, 20 minutes away by car.
There are a number of alternative sporting & leisure activities in the area such as, bike trails, canoeing, sailing, fishing lakes etc and many walking trails through woodland. Baud is easily accessed by sea,air & road and the owners can provide a discount when booking with Brittany Ferries. There is one Gite that is user friendly called La Faisane for less mobile individuals with its own downstairs bedroom & shower room.
FREE INTERNET IN ALL GITES.
Our instalment payment plan proves to be very popular with visitors allowing up to 6 instalments with the final payment 4 weeks prior to arrival. The deposit can be spread across the payments ,The new swim under pool cover was fitted in October 2015 so that the heated pool can be used from March to October (covered or uncovered dependent on the weather ). We are dog friendly here at Kerabellec , however your pet must not be left unattended either in the grounds or in the gite. This is for the safety and well being of other guests. There are several woodland and river walks close by and also dog friendly beaches only 30 minutes drive to the coast.
The Morbihan region is renown for its birdlife and here at Kerabellec you will see many small birds, goldfinches, tits, blackbirds, swifts, martins, bats, green woodpecker, heron, buzzards, owls ,pigeons. The avid bird watchers will recognise many more . NOSTANG is a beautiful sea estuary only 20 minutes from here so do bring your binoculars and camera. this feeds down to ETEL where you can have moules and fites for lunch at one of the small bistro overlooking the sandy beach.
There is something in this region for everybody. Or you can just chill by the pool and rest and enjoy the peace and tranquility .
River walks on the Blavet , cycle , kayaking
Troc and Puce ( second hand shops and warehouses ) Boot sales
Activity centres for young children
When making an enquiry please do indicate if you are less able or have specific needs for either an adult or a child . We try to ensure that your stay here is comfortable, clean and enjoyable . We do live on site so if you need help with anything you can just knock on our door. It is very flat here on our lane and also the surrounding towns and beaches are suitable for wheelchairs should a member of your family need to use this type of transport. There is also a shop here in Pontivy that rents out push or electric wheelchairs as I hired one for my mum this year. Cost about 18 euros a week in 2017.
Kerabellec is easily accessible by Road and is approx. 6 hours drive from Calais with lots of rest and service areas. Ferry ports , St Malo 1.5 hours, Roscoff is 2 hours, Caen is 3 hours and then course there is Le Havre , Cherbourg , Dieppe , Dunkirk dependent on your travel needs and costs. ( with 20% off with Brittany Ferry) or fly and hire a car.
Lorient airport is 30 minutes drive to Kerabellec.
Dinard is 1.5 hours drive
Nantes is 1.5 hours
Rennes is 1 hour
The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker, micro-wave oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle cafetiere and is generously supplied with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils and dishes.
Please ask if there is anything else that you would need to borrow for your stay.
The open-plan living area comprises a comfortable sitting room with settee and armchairs, coffee table, wood burning stove and English tv ( free sat with over 100 channels ) by satellite & FREE internet. The dining room comfortably seats a family of 6-8.
L'Hirondelle has one bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room including a toilet. There are two further bedrooms each with a pair of twin beds, these bedrooms share a family bathroom including a toilet, and with a shower over the bath. Each bedroom has hanging space, dressing table and bedside table and lamps. There is room for a cot/bed in one of the twin bedrooms.
One double bedroom with en suite comprising of toilet shower and sink.
There is a second bathroom which comprises of a bath shower toilet and sink.
Useful when sharing a holiday with teenagers or grandparents
Outdoor heated , covered swimming pool. For either covered or open air swimming dependent on the weather. ( Gated and locked ) The cover is retractable , Soft floats and games can be used with the pool liner.
Small enclosed children's garden with climbing frame and swings.
Fishing in the river Tarun at the bottom of our field with a permit which can be bought locally in Baud town in one of the shops Or sit with a picnic underneath the willow tree and read or listen to music. Total relaxation from a hectic work and school life.
Large field for football and outdoor games of swing ball and rounders . Please do bring your own games , this is not a problem.
Cycle path and public walk only 5 minutes from the gites . Useful for an evening walk before or after dinner.
Walk to our bakery here in Chapelle Neuve/cycle (or drive which takes 2 minutes)
Parking spaces available for up to 10 cars.
We do have a large lockable barn should you need to store cycles or top boxes, fishing equipment or canoes.
L Hirondelle is a very spacious family gite and is suitable for families with young children , teenagers or elderly relatives. South facing overlooking the fields with lots of sunshine all day. There is a parasol supplied for use with every gite to give shade when needed.
Bedlinen is supplied and the beds made up for your arrival. Towels may be hired £9 for a 'towel bale' - hand, bath and beach towel).
Dogs are accepted at a cost of £30 per pet per week
There is a communal washing machine in the large barn.
High chairs and travel cots can be supplied free of charge. But please bring your own cot bedding (we have a spare set for emergencies )
Bikes can also be store/ Cycle path 5 minutes form the gites/also suitable for runners or walkers/ Bird watchers.
We offer a monthly instalment plan . Spread the cost of the deposit across your monthly payments. No large outlay.
We can also offer 20% discount off Brittany Ferry travel , using our discount code when booking.
Please ask if you need more photographs.
We do expect the gite to be left clean and ready for the next visitors as we hope that all our guests have the same experience of clean and tidy accommodation, However an optional gite clean is offered for L Hirondelle which costs £80.
Sam and Vicky Elliott moved from Sussex to Kerabellec in February 2015. We live on site and are available if any guests need advice or support whilst visiting.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||Fantastic location for accessibility to ferry ports, airports and road links. Beaches, restaurants,supermarkets, historical towns , markets , fishing , bike rides, walking, bird watching, golf, watersports and much more, all within thirty minutes drive or less from Kerabellec.|
|Unique benefits of property||Kerabellec has 4 Gites providing a high standard of comfort. Each has its own patio area with garden furniture and a brick built bbq. The Gites sit in three acres of grounds and the gardens are there to be shared. Also shared is the communal laundry room and the in-ground heated swimming pool measuring 10 x 5m. The pool is securely fenced & alarmed to meet local safety rules. The gites are situated on the south facing slope of the valley of the River Tarun, where guests may fish for trout. Kerabellec is situated less than ten minutes by car away from Baud, with small shops, restaurants, three supermarkets and a Saturday market. La Chapelle Neuve is just one kilometre away and has a convenience store and tennis court. The many beaches of Southern Morbihan are easily accessible on excellent roads, taking about 35 minutes to reach the closest. Southern Brittany is noted for its many golf courses, the closest is near Pontivy, 20 minutes away by car.|
Carnac is known throughout the world for its unique rows of ancient standing stones. The town is split into two areas: Carnac-Ville, where you’ll find the Museum of Prehistory, and Carnac-Plage, a family seaside resort with a state-of-the-art thalassotherapy centre. Oyster farming is big business.
With fantastic views over the isle of Groix, Kerguelen beach, 1.6 km long, offers excellent water quality for swimming. It's also home to one of Europe’s biggest watersports centres where you can try a number of activities (sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding...) and watch competitions. With two lifeguard posts, this beach is very well supervised.
The walled town of Vannes is without doubt one of Brittany’s most attractive sights and a must-visit on any trip to Morbihan. Wander around the well-preserved medieval streets before enjoying a harbour-side lunch then taking a boat trip around the gulf. Kids will love the aquarium and butterflies.
The vibrant university city of Rennes, Brittany’s administrative capital, is worth a day or two of anyone’s time. Take a wander around the medieval streets of the picture-perfect old town and admire the impressive parliament building before relaxing in the Thabor gardens.
A towering 16th-century spire rockets up above the remaining medieval ramparts of Hennebont, an historic port at a strategic river-crossing on the Blavet, at the back of Lorient’s huge natural harbour. In the 19th century, industry arrived in town, plus an important stud farm championing the Breton horse.
Jutting out into the sea for 9 miles (14km) and just 72ft (22m) wide at its narrowest point, the Quiberon Peninsula is a tourist destination par excellence. With its rugged coastline, sweeping sandy beaches, fishing villages and rich cultural history, this beautiful area of Morbihan won’t disappoint.
Half way between Lorient and Quiberon, the Étel river flows inland like an outstretched hand for 9 square miles. Its dangerous mouth has swallowed many a sailor and its town of the same name was once one France’s most important tuna fishing ports. These days it has plenty to interest visitors.
Very nice crêperie in Baud. Friendly welcome by the owners, a very attentive, friendly and smiling staff. For gourmands do not hesitate to taste sweet and delicious crepes. Would highly recommend.
This is a fantastic place to visit, when we go to France we love searching for the smaller amusement parks and this is by far the best one we have found so far.
We loved our holiday at Kerebellec, so much so that we've booked again for next year. The Gite was spacious and comfortable. It's so lovely to arrive on holiday and for everything to be so clean and organised. The kitchen is well equipped and it's great to have the BBQ. The children love the pool and play area and made friends with the children from the other families staying in the complex. You can even use the pool if it's raining as they have a swim under cover.
Vicky and Sam are fantastic hosts, nothing is too much trouble. They advised us on things to do in the local area, how to contact a doctor, and recommended restaurants. Vicky's knowledge of the local area is second to none and she even told us about the local cinema showing English films!
There is a bakery a 2 min drive for morning croissants and Baud is still only a short drive for a selection of supermarkets and restaurants. The Gite is set in beautiful countryside and is very quite and peaceful.
Can't recommend enough, and all the families who were staying at the same time as us agreed that this is a fabulous place.
Hi Helen and Ed
It was fantastic to see you all again . The children have grown so much since we last saw you.
You really do enjoy everything around you from the swimming pool , walks in the forests, beaches and make the most of your time together .
I am so pleased that we will be seeing you again next year and bringing your mum and dad . The 4 bedroomed gite will be perfect for you all.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and take care of your back Helen.
Lots of love
Vicky and Sam xx
Endroit idéal, hôtes absolument charmants. Nous avons passé une semaine magnifique avec nos petits enfants!
We loved having you to stay here at Kerabellec.
You were fantastic grandparents and all four children were excellent.
Thank you for leaving the gite so clean and tidy.
You are very welcome to stay here again if you wish to.
Have a great summer .
Vicky and Sam
see review for La Alouette
It was absolutely great meeting you all and it must have been really lovely to all be together for the 70th birthdays celebrations .
You are all very welcome here at Kerabellec at any time in the future .
Have fantastic summer .
Vicky and Sam
I can only award top marks for our stay at L'HIRONDELLE. Sam and Vicky were excellent hosts, being there for us if we needed assistance in any way. The weather was not too kind for us, but there was a plentiful supply of wood to keep us warm. The gite was extremely well equipped and very clean as a result of the hard work put in by the owners. A very quiet south facing location. I have given full marks because I have awarded marks for my satisfaction at the gite and what one should expect from a holiday gite, and bearing in mind that one is not rating a five star hotel.
It is a wonderful part of France to visit with plenty to keep one amused rain or shine.
I will and indeed have already recommended this property to my family and friends.
Sam and Vicky deserve every success, they were genuinely wanting our stay to be a memorable one.
Dear Mike and Gill
You were absolutely wonderful guests to have stay in our gites , so calm and relaxed and just enjoying every day that you were here .
Thank you so much for the oyster knife , much appreciated .
Also , thank you so much for leaving your gite perfectly clean after your stay here .
We would love to see you here again at Kerabllec , and yes maybe bring the family with you , we would love to meet them .
Best wishes and enjoy the summer .
Vicky and Sam xx
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